Peggy McNeal

Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Towson University

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Absorption and Reflection of Solar Energy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Friday
As part of an overall lesson on Earth's energy budget, the objective of this inquiry activity is for students to describe how surface material type and color affect absorption and reflection of solar energy. ...

Sunrise, Sunset: Using Personal Observations to Understand Changing Sun Patterns from an Earth Perspective part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday B
When students learn about Earth-Sun relationships from models of the solar system, they discover that Earth's axial tilt is the cause of variable sun angle and the seasons. However, they experience this using ...

Conference Presentations (9)

What spatial thinking skills are important in hydrogeology? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday Oral Session A
Hydrogeologists integrate three-dimensional data from maps, wells, field sites, and models to understand subsurface movement of groundwater and pollutants. This work is highly spatial. While many students enter ...

Other Contributions (6)

Pedagogies and Practices for Boosting Spatial Understanding of Fluid Earth part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
Thinking and learning about fluid-Earth processes can be uniquely challenging for students. This workshop targets instructors of fluid-Earth science courses including meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, ...


Workshop Leader (4 workshops)

Workshop Participant (42 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
Early Career 2019
July 2019
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019 Attendees
July 2019

Webinar Participant (4 webinars)